MICHIGAN: TELL POLITICIANS TO BAN GAS CHAMBER KILLINGS OF DOGS AND CATS NOW!
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MICHIGAN: TELL POLITICIANS TO BAN GAS CHAMBER KILLINGS OF DOGS AND CATS NOW!

    1. Petition by

      Larissa Tuttle

      Mission Viejo, CA

An estimated 4 shelters in Michigan are still using an inhumane gas chamber to euthanize animals. This method of killing has been banned for the worst serial killers on death row in the United States, yet officials still allow it to kill innocent homeless pets, including cats and dogs.

Grant’s Bills

The picture above is of a friendly dog named Grant who was destroyed in a gas chamber at a Michigan animal control, despite efforts by rescuers. Named after this poor dog, “Grant’s Bills” (SB 423 and SB 424) would ban the use of gas chambers for all Michigan shelters and Class B Dealers who sell animals for research. 

About Gassing

Gassing homeless dogs and cats to death is painful, cruel, and barbaric. It should be illegal in every state-in every country. Historically, this inhumane method of killing was used by the Nazis, and to this day is not allowed even for the punishment of our most severe serial killers. In many shelters, this cruel method of “euthanasia” involves placing animals in a gas chamber without sedation where they suffocate to death. In some pounds, cats are piled in with dogs, small dogs are mixed in with large dogs, and they all fight each other for the last breath of air.

What Animal Organizations Say About Gassing

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians has stated, "...the use of carbon monoxide for individual or mass companion animal euthanasia in shelters is unacceptable due to significant humane, operational and safety concerns." Please read their document available online at: http://www.sheltervet.org/associations/4853/files/CO%20Position%20Statement.pdf

HSUS states, "Carbon monoxide (CO) gas is, without question, an unacceptable method of euthanasia in states where shelters can legally obtain and administer sodium pentobarbital." Source: http://www.animalsheltering.org/resource_library/policies_and_guidelines/statement_on_euthanasia.html

IT'S LONG PAST DUE TO SHUT DOWN THE INHUMANE AND BARBARIC PRACTICE OF GAS CHAMBER KILLINGS OF HOMELESS ANIMALS. PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION TO TELL MICHIGAN POLITICIANS TO APPROVE BILLS SB 423 and SB 424 NOW. 

 

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    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. SENATOR HUNE HASN'T CALLED FOR A HEARING ON THE MICHIGAN GASSING BILLS

      Larissa Tuttle
      Petition Organizer

      If you are a Michigan resident, please contact Senator Joe Hune! Ask him to please hold a hearing for SB 423/SB 424 to stop gassing in Michigan Animal Shelters and by Class B Animal Dealers. Call him at 517-373-2420 or email senjhune@senate.michigan.gov. Thank you and please crosspost to help make a difference!

    3. Reached 8,000 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Karen McKinnon OAKVILLE, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      THIS IS CRUEL AND INHUMANE!

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    • Diane Howard THREE RIVERS, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      Because it is cruel and barbaric

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    • Robert Harrison YPSILANTI, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      I am a pet owner and someone who would not want this done to my animals so why support it to be done unto someone elses animal?

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    • Jodie Hausmanis VICKSBURG, MI
      • about 1 year ago

      Gas chambers are NOT the answer!

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    • Tambra Kretschman STURGIS, UNITED STATES
      • about 1 year ago

      This is NOT HUMANE!!!

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